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Calling all Sinners, Calling all Sinners, Hurry, Hurry and Hurry. Righteous Need Not Read!

Updated on July 10, 2014

If you got it all together -- go elsewhere this here hub is for sinners.

A long time ago there was a doctor who worked in a clinic and his job was to give physicals and help people lead healthier lives. He did not treat the sick or heal the lame. After a few years he quit and became a cowboy. - True story that and his name was Mat.

Years and years of watching football has taught me that men perform the best when in the fourth quarter it is a tight game and the other side is also rising to the occasion. That is when seeming miracles occur and we are brought to the edge of our seat. Just think on that term we use, "rising to the occasion".

I have traveled the world and seen the most stunning and beautiful women, but I have never seen a woman more beautiful than my wife giving birth to my child.

Applaud not the man who waves and rests on his laurels, applaud the man who is earning them in adversity.

Winners are a boring lot. Winning is the excitement.

We are not interested in the immigrant who came here with money and followed a normal process. We are interested in the child who came 2,000 miles to seek asylum.

Peace is to be sought after and glorified but not if it breeds contentment with the status quo.

Warriors can pull up a chair, you are home.

Viperous snakes are encouraged to come and read.

Running into a couple of these guys make hiking real and remind you that you are not going for a lazy walk.
Running into a couple of these guys make hiking real and remind you that you are not going for a lazy walk. | Source

Many ask "why does God allow such sinners a place?"

That is a fair question to ask when you have been sinned upon by a dirty rotten low down scum sinner. And perhaps and even better question if you find yourself being a dirty rotten low down scum sinner.

Why are sinners even allowed to plague this earth?

Well the answer is really quite simple. But I will not give it to you. Perhaps as you read on you will find your own better answer than one given to you. But first ask yourself the question that should be the first question. Why are there heroes?

Now let me tell you that real heroes are special and we need them to help us every day ordinary people survive in an often tough world. If life was not tough would we appreciate heroes? And if not for heroes who would we strive to be like more? It is not enough to be the best we can be, we need a template above and beyond what we can be so we reach for the stars.

Now if there were no sinners and no evil who would our heroes overcome? In those football games we even make the "other" team evil, it is just normal. We need to see others overcome in order that we may envision and set as our pattern that great conduct.

My heroes

They lived upright and struggled through the depression and in all that raised my mom to be the best lady she could be -- that is a hero!
They lived upright and struggled through the depression and in all that raised my mom to be the best lady she could be -- that is a hero! | Source

We call out for heroes, we need them and now you can be one.

Just enjoy this little bit that I enjoy so much.

9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.
10 Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”

Because I am a sinner this man is my hero!


Can you imagine a man who would rather be with you as a sinner than with your brother who is perfect? It is an amazing sign of love that transcends all else and teaches us that sometimes we sin just so that we can be saved from that sin.

Now the greatest heroes of all are:

Sinners who pull themselves out of sin and into light. Those that have fallen into the despair of horrible abhorrent behavior and then change their ways. You are not so bad. Think of the drunken, addict who turns to stealing and prostitution just to pay for their habit. That is some pretty low belly sinning. But many of those somehow find the courage and the strength to pull themselves up out of the hole and begin on a path toward true heroism. You have sinned and I have sinned and we can stop sinning and turn it around and become heroes.

Now I am here to tell you there is only one way that this happens. That way is a release. A release of the power to try and control your life. You must give that power over to a power much greater than yourself. Your best actions have got you sinning. It will take the action of another to lift you up as you pull yourself up. All superheroes have a source of strength, something miraculous go and find that something now!

Sometimes heroes are dads and sometimes they are sons.

It really does not take that much to be the conduit for that extra special something that lifts another up from whatever sin they are in.
It really does not take that much to be the conduit for that extra special something that lifts another up from whatever sin they are in. | Source

Notice we are talking to or with folks just down on their luck, we are talking to folks who caused that to themselves by sinning.

Folks just having a hard time need sinners who rise up from those old ashes and become somebody. We all think we have adversity and so we all need to overcome what we think is adversity. (normally it really is not -- but in our minds we make it such)

Perhaps we see an answer here to our bigger question. I almost always need someone who has it tougher than me for me to see how I do not have it tough.

I walk down the street with my new shoes hurting me with every step and stop to rest and rub my feet. And man walks slowly up to me and asks if he can help. I notice his strange walk and realize he has only prosthetic feet. What a complaining ass I am.

There but for the grace of God goes I, just sinning and doing wrong or perhaps by his grace I do, so that I can truly see a better way.

If you really need my stuff, please just take it.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sister we are a happyy crew let us just keep lovin 'til we drop!

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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      Hey, finally read this article. We're all sinners. So I firmly believe in loving everyone.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I think that must be required reading for an Encinitan, my children learned all their sports at the YMCA 80's and 90's if you were a guard back then you watched over them, thanks

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      Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago from LA

      Oh! That is amazing Eric! I am surprised you moved! Its a $50.00 round trip train ride from where I live. Or an hour and a half car ride. I go to Encinitas to shop in town, hang at the beach / body surf / boogie board.

      Sometimes I visit the Magdalena E. YMCA. I used to work there teaching swimming and lifeguarding. We could look out at the ocean from where we lifeguarded. Those were the days! They have since built an Olympic sized pool.

      Very cool stuff, indeed!

      Have you read Autobiography of a Yogi?

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very cool stuff Kathryn. I raised my elder children on the bluffs of Leucadia and then Cardiff by the Sea. We love Swami's and the restaurant of same name across the street.

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      Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago from LA

      Oh, I thought so!

      My parents live not far from SRF, Encinitas. I love it there. I would live in "Swami Town" if I could. The beaches there are heavenly! ...warm ocean about 70-72 degrees, surf perfect for bodysurfing and surfers alike. Carlsbad State Campground is nearby on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Paradisio for sure!

      Paramahansa Yogananda is who brought me to the Bhagavad Gita. How I love the Gita!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Self Realization Temple in Encinitas California. Koi ponds and meditation gardens over looking the Pacific from 80 ft up. Big sister led us in some yoga and took the picture. We read most of 1 Cor. that day at the beach. Just another lovely Tuesday when you live in paradisio.

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      Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago from LA

      Eric, is that you and your son in Hawaii? or where?

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      chitrangadaSharan, we strive hard and long to convey the need to think.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      An interesting read, and much to think about. You have an interesting way of conveying life's complexities.

      Thanks for sharing this thought provoking hub!

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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      Nah, not really a lot of trouble. Just a lot of minor annoyance that has nothing to do with your hub, but the bug. I can't find where it is to delete it. I guess a virus cleaner will have to be purchased. Have a good day, friend. :)

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So sorry to hear of your problems. Thank you for going to all the trouble to leave a nice note. I always hope to be a mental provocateur ;-)

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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      Well, to be quite honest with you, I haven't even read this hub yet. I was trying to leave a comment on your previous hub about proof and the Bible, but my computer appears to have some kind of bug on it that was preventing me from doing so. The dang thing keeps pulling up new tabs and downloading java things. I really hate that there are so many virus issues in Java. Each time I tried to go around it, it kept blocking me. Finally it prevented me from going back to that page to leave a comment. So. . .here I am. I'm sure I'll read this hub eventually, but as for the other one. . .I was going to say. . .you have a very unique way of presenting thoughts and information. You are thought-provoking and I like that.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you very much Eddy I loved the colors this morning at http://hubpages.com/@eiddwen

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful read Eric and certainly leaves much food for thought.

      Also voted up , across and shared.

      Eddy.

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora it is a great day. I am so glad I need him and know it!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill, just by asking,,, you are first in line ;-) It is a good news day!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, your message is true. All of us sinners need a Savior, and there is a Savior who also needs us. What a perfect fit!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Take me, teacher, take me!!!!! I'm first in line for this call. :)

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      It is a great thing Kathryn, thank you

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      Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago from LA

      Yes, God saves us from ourselves. Thank Goodness Jesus came to tell us that! Thank you, Eric, for reminding us.